The looming Python 3(000) monster

Basil Mohamed Gohar abu_hurayrah at
Fri Dec 5 18:58:15 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-12-05 at 10:38 -0800, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> Yes.  This figures into our plans for migrating code within Fedora to
> 3.x.  However, it doesn't address Michael's concerns about maintaining
> code on python <= 2.5.
> -Toshio
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Short of a complete code audit, what would it take to identify what
packages need what degree of modifications?

For example, what if we ran 2to3 on a number of the "core" packages that
we consider to be essential to a Fedora system, and see how much really
needs to be done?  This might be a nice reality check to see what the
situation really is.

I'm sure we'll find a lot of surprises, good & bad, if someone can
commit to doing it...

Maybe a great start would be on the packages that Ignacio et al (or is
it just him?) have already converted over to 2.6 compatibility...

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